University of Melbourne Practice of Evaluation Course (EDUC90847) information on obtaining DoView Software

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DoView software is the evaluator’s Swiss Army Knife. Normally students have to pay for the student edition but it is being made available free of charge for students in the University of Melbourne Practice of Evaluation course EDUC90847. The student edition lasts for one semester. Students doing longer courses can contact us for an extension of the offer to cover their period of study.

‘The best product I’ve ever used for building programme logics . . . and it’s so eary to use!’       Pauline Dickinson, Evaluator

How do I get hold of DoView? 

1. Just download the trial version.

2. Enter the Registration Serial Number that you will be emailed by your course instructor.

3. Close DoView regardless of any error or other messages you get. When you reopen it, it should no longer have the word trial as a watermark across the page. 

4. Get information on using DoView features from DoView TV.

5. You can download templates for DoView visual strategy and outcomes models (one type of intervention logic or theory of change).

5. Read the DoView Help System accessible through DoView itself Help > DoView Help (applies to DoView 3.0, so no all new features included).

6. Get support by posting on the Linkedin DoView Visual Outcomes Planning page.

6. We would love for you to raise DoView's profile on social media. You can do this by posting on twitter with hashtag #doview. Follow us on: and/or or engage with 

7. Your instructor will ask if you are ok about subscribing to Dr Paul Duignan’s Three Minute Outcomes Newsletter.

6. We would like our support questions to be posed on our Linkedin group If this does not work for you we will try to answer them if you contact us

Quick introduction to using DoView

Other resources

This video and template shows one way of using DoView for evaluation planning. It was developed by evaluator Maggie Jakob-Hoff. Download Maggie’s DoView template file shown in this video and open it in DoView.

The two videos below show some other possibilities for developing a visual evaluation plan using DoView.  

Want an overview of why you should use DoView for M&E planning? Look at Part 1 of the above three part video series. 

Want to use DoView to identify which items to include in a questionnaire or survey used in an evaluation then check out this resource

Want to use DoView for reviewing a program as part of an evaluation then check out this resource


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